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Brooklyn, Long Island Starbucks join nationwide union push with new filings | PIX 11

February 28, 2024 Starbucks Corp.’s new commitment to work with its main union to end hostilities and hash out a fair process for labor organizing is a landmark moment for labor relations — both at the coffee chain that’s long resisted organizing, and far beyond it.

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Brooklyn, Long Island Starbucks join nationwide union push with new filings | PIX 11

February 21, 2024 Starbucks locations in Brooklyn and Long Island officially kicked off their unionizing efforts Tuesday, joining an ongoing national labor movement at the coffee chain.

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Uniondale resident fired from Starbucks, claims they are ‘union-busting’ | The Long Island Herald

January 4, 2024 Anthony Price, a Uniondale resident who says he was fired from his job at a Westbury Starbucks after a confrontation with his manager, claims he’s actually being targeted because of his outspoken leadership in Workers United, the store’s union.

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Board Game Cafe Workers Went on a Quest for a Union and Won | The New York Times

December 27, 2023 A golden glow illuminated the employees huddled inside a Hex & Co. cafe on the Upper East Side, a haven created for board game enthusiasts to gather for fantastical quests.

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Third New York board game cafe in a month wins fight to establish union | BoardGameWire

December 14, 2023 Workers at New York City board game cafe The Brooklyn Strategist have scored a landslide election victory to establish a union – the third NYC game store to do so within the last month.

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'No Contract, No Coffee': Starbucks Workers Hold Largest Strike in Company History | VICE

November 16, 2023 Thousands of unionized Starbucks workers took part in the largest strike against the company in its history on Thursday. Known as the “Red Cup Rebellion,” the strike was planned in response to Starbucks’ Red Cup day, known to be one of its most profitable days of the year.

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New York board game cafe Hex&Co wins vote to join rising tide of tabletop unionisation | Dicebreaker

November 15, 2023 Workers at the New York City-based Hex&Co won their union election and will establish the first unionised board game cafe in the state. According to a press release, 50 employees of the 66 eligible electors voted to join with Workers United NY/NJ and are now calling themselves Hex Workers United.

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A New York board game cafe is joining the wave of unionisation across TCG, RPG and tabletop companies | Dicebreaker

November 2, 2023 Workers at the New York City-based board game cafe Brooklyn Strategist have announced their intentions to unionise, citing a number of issues including unfair wages, job insecurity and “ineffective and retributive management”.

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Queens Starbucks Baristas Brew Up Work Stoppage Over Cut Hours | Patch

October 18, 2023  Wake up and smell the coffee work grind to a halt, said Queens Starbucks baristas to their corporate bean counters.

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UES Board Game Cafe Announces Union Drive | Patch

September 27, 2023  Employees at a popular game board cafe are trying to upgrade their unionization stats from zero to fully maxed out.

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‘We’re empowered now’: Ocean Hill café The Daily Press becomes first unionized indie coffee shop in New York City | Brooklyn Paper

September 21, 2023 A coffee shop in Brooklyn has won a union contract, making it the first independently-owned coffee shop in New York City to do so.

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Long Island Starbucks Workers March on Boss Who Fired One of Their Own | The Indypendent

August 1, 2023 Yesterday, baristas from Farmingville Starbucks in Long Island and their union allies marched on the Starbucks regional corporate headquarters in Manhattan to demand the reinstatement of a shift leader who they say was fired for his union activity — and to confront their former boss who sacked him.

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Starbucks illegally fired NYC supervisor over union activities, judge rules | Yahoo Finance

July 24, 2023 Starbucks violated U.S. labor law by firing a Manhattan store supervisor who had organized workers to join a union, a federal labor board judge ruled on Monday.

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For Queer Starbucks Workers, Pride Month Is Strike Month | The Nation

June 30, 2023 LGBTQ employees say that things are getting worse and worse at Starbucks—and they’ve had enough.

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Workers to Starbucks: Time to Negotiate | Labor Notes

May 4, 2023 At Starbucks regional headquarters in Manhattan on May 1, staff were setting up an office pizza party when they heard a chant coming from the hallway of their fifteenth floor glass-enclosed office.

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Workers at Massapequa, Wantagh Starbucks stores go on strike | Long Island News 12

March 28, 2023 Organizers told News 12 that workers at the Massapequa location were striking due to understaffing and problems with the mobile ordering system.

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Starbucks Union to Greet New CEO Narasimhan With 100-Cafe Strike | Bloomberg

March 22, 2023 Unionized Starbucks Corp. baristas plan to welcome their new chief executive officer with strikes at about 100 cafes Wednesday, demanding that the company drop its alleged antiunion coercion.

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Starbucks reinstates fired NYC union organizer, agrees to pay $21K in backpay and fines | NY Daily News

February 28, 2023 A Starbucks barista fired after voting to unionize a Long Island City cafe has been rehired by the coffee company, which will also have to cough up $21,000 in backpay and penalties as part of a settlement for violating the city’s Fair Workweek Law.

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Lynbrook Starbucks Votes to Unionize, Celebrates With Rally Outside Store | Long Island Press

February 21, 2023 The Lynbrook Starbucks location voted 14-8 to unionize with Starbucks Workers United, a part of the Workers United New York-New Jersey Joint Board, announced on Tuesday. It is the fifth Starbucks store on Long Island to unionize.

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Sick at Starbucks | The Progressive

January 25, 2023 Amid a lack of COVID-19 protections, black mold, and bed bugs, Starbucks Workers United has been one of the only outlets for baristas’ safety complaints.

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